Arts listings — click here for all 1

The historic Onderdonk House in Ridgewood will host its third annual New Amsterdam Festival Saturday, a celebration of the city’s Dutch colonial past that teaches about the culture of the Netherlands and offers plenty of food, games, music and more. See Special Events.

EXHIBITS

“Closed for Installation,” with overlooked everyday objects like bulletin boards, park benches and water fountains remade by Fiona Connor; and “More or Less Bone,” a monumental work in fiberglass and paint by Jean-Luc Moulene. Both Mon., April 29-Mon., July 29 (opening reception Sun., April 28, 5-7 p.m., SculptureCenter, 44-19 Purves St., Long Island City. $10 suggested; $5 students. Info: (718) 361-1750, sculpture-center.org.

“Changing and Unchanging Things: Noguchi and Hasegawa in Postwar Japan,” with more than 80 works by the artists and friends Isamu Noguchi and Saburo Hasegawa who sought to make modern art through “true development” of Japanese traditions. Wed., May 1-Sun., July 14, The Noguchi Museum, 9-01 33 Road, Long Island City. $10; $5 seniors, students; NYC HS students, kids under 12 free. Info: (718) 204-7088, noguchi.org.

“100th Anniversary of the First Transatlantic Flight,” with photos, maps and more celebrating the journey of U.S. Navy seaplane NC-4 from Rockaway to England. Fri., May 3 (opening celebration 10 a.m.-4 p.m.)-Sun., June 2, Rockaway Artists Alliance Studio 7 Gallery, Fort Tilden, Rockaway Point. Free. Info: (718) 939-0647, (718) 474-0861, queenshistoricalsociety.org, rockawayartistsalliance.org.

“HS2AS Alumni Exhibition,” with works by 14 graduates of the High School to Art School program. Through Sun., May 12, The Plaxall Gallery, 5-25 46 Ave., Long Island City. Free. Info: (347) 505-3018, queenscouncilarts.org.

“Hope is the Thing with Feathers: Art of the Natural World,” with works in multiple media from around the world, from the days of ancient Egypt to modern times, including John James Audubon’s “Blue Crane or Heron,” above, also called “Little Blue Heron,” from his “Birds of America.” Through Thu., July 11, Godwin-Ternbach Museum, at Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing. Free. Info: (718) 997-4747, gtmuseum.org. John James Audubon

“Bionic Me,” a multifaceted, interactive exhibit that lets participants fly a virtual jetpack, use the mind to move a ball, use gestures to control a robot arm, look through an infrared camera and more, all exploring technologies that “enhance the human experience.” Through Sun., May 5, New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111 St., Corona. Free with admission: $16; $13 seniors, kids, students with ID. Info: (718) 699-0005, nysci.org.

MUSIC

Jazz Jam, the monthly event led by saxophonist Carol Sudhalter, with all musicians and vocalists welcome to join in. Wed., May 1 (and each first Wed. of the month), 7-10 p.m., Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd. Free to play or sing; $10 to listen; free students and teens. Info: (718) 463-7700, flushingtownhall.org.

Queensboro Symphony Orchestra All-Mozart Concert, with performances of his Symphony No. 29, “Apollo et Hyacinthus” Overture and Flute Concerto No.1, featuring Sojung Moon. Sun., May 5, 7:30 p.m., Mary’s Nativity Church, 46-02 Parsons Blvd., Flushing. Free-will offering. Info: (718) 359-5996, qbsymphony@gmail.com, facebook.com/queensborosymphonyorchestra.

Renee Rosnes Quartet, with the pianist and composer performing with Peter Washington on bass, Steve Nelson on vibraphone and Lewis Nash on drums. Fri., April 26, 8 p.m., Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd. $25; $20 students; free teens. Info/RSVP: (718) 463-7700, flushingtownhall.org. courtesy photo

THEATRE

“Painted Alice,” a musical adaptation of “Alice in Wonderland” for adults, about an artist who falls through her canvas into a strange world. Fri.-Sun., April 26-28, 8 p.m., The Plaxall Gallery, 5-25 46 Ave., Long Island City. $25-$45. Info: (347) 848-0030, licartists.org.

“Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl,” an adaptation of the book by Harriet Jacobs, who was born a slave and spent seven years hiding in an attic crawl space as part of her plan to be free; performed by Cherita Armstrong, right. Tue., April 30, 7 p.m., Aaron Copland School of Music, room 264, Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing. $20. Info: (718) 544-2996, kupferbergcenter.org. courtesy photo

“Backstage at the ’39 World’s Fair,” with showman and 20th-century entertainment expert Travis S.D. delving into the live performance side of the fair to mark its 80th anniversary. Sun., April 28, 3 p.m., Queens Theatre, 14 United Nations Ave. S., Flushing Meadows Corona Park. $10. (718) 760-0064, queenstheatre.org, bit.ly/2VUBmTk.

“Spherus Cirque,” with trained engineer and Cirque de Soleil veteran Greg Kennedy combining high-energy juggling, clean comedy and more. Sun., May 5, 3 p.m., Colden Auditorium, Queens College, 153-49 Reeves Ave., Flushing. $20-$35. Info: (718) 793-0923, kupferbergcenter.org.

“Queens of the Night” (“Reinas de la Noche”), an LGBTQ musical cabaret story about resilience, love and inclusion. Each Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m.; each Sun., 4 p.m., April 26-May 19, Thalia Spanish Theatre, 41-17 Greenpoint Ave., Sunnyside. $45 advance; $48 at door; $42 advance students, seniors; $45 at door; $40 all Fri. only. Info: (718) 729-3880, thaliatheatre.org.

“And Then There Were None,” an adaptation of Agatha Christie’s best-selling mystery, about a series of murders in a remote English manor. Thu.-Sun., April Thu.-Sat., 25-27, 7:30 p.m.; Sun. April 28, 3 p.m., The Secret Theatre, 44-02 23 St., Long Island City. $22. Info: (718) 392-0722, secrettheatre.com.

DANCE

Latin Dance Fiesta, with 4 troupes, from Chile, Guatemala, Haiti and Uruguay, performing traditional dances. Sat., April 27, 8 p.m., Queens Theatre, 14 United Nations Ave. S., Flushing Meadows Corona Park. $20-$30. Info: (718) 760-0064, queenstheatre.org.

Mariana Valencia: “Bouquet,” with the dancer “quoting” works by other choreographers and her own pieces done with her longtime collaborator, Lydia Okrent. Thu.-Sat., April 25-27, 8 p.m., The Chocolate Factory Theater, 5-49 49 Ave., Long Island City. $20. Info: (718) 482-7069, chocolatefactorytheater.org.

COMEDY

Mike Salazar — Pa’l Gabacho (For the American), with the Mexican comedian bringing his new standup show to New York for the first time. Sat., May 4, 8 p.m., Colden Auditorium, Queens College, 153-49 Reeves Ave., Flushing. $48-$103. Info: (718) 793-0923, kupferbergcenter.org.

KIDS / FAMILIES

Native American storytime and crafts, with Matinecock Indian and author Donna Gentle Spirit Barron showing kids how to make Mother Earth Storytelling necklaces with beads. Sat., April 27, 12-2 p.m., Bayside Historical Society, the Castle, 208 Totten Ave., Fort Totten. $5 per kid; max $15 per family. Info: (718) 352-1548, baysidehistorical.org.

“Anne of Green Gables,” a musical based on the classic book about an orphan girl’s adventures, by ArtsPower, best for kids 7 to 12; with a concurrent children’s book fair featuring Queens-based authors. Sun., April 28, 1 and 3 p.m. (show); 12-approx. 5 p.m. (fair), Queens Theatre, 14 United Nations Ave. S., Flushing Meadows Corona Park. $14; $12 seniors; fair free. Info: (718) 760-0064, queenstheatre.org.

Birding for Kids, a walk geared toward kids under 13 and their families, led by Urban Park Rangers, with binoculars available for borrowing; part of Kids Week. Fri., April 26, 1-2 p.m., Flushing Meadows Corona Park, meeting at Willow Lake entrance, Park Drive East and 73 Terrace. Free. Info: (718) 846-2731, nycgovparks.org.

Kids’ Superhero Party, with magic show, face painting, music and giveaways; kids encouraged to dress in costume. Sat., May 4, 12-2 p.m., The Shops at Atlas Park Center Green, 8000 Cooper Ave., Glendale. Free. Info: (718) 326-3300, shopatlaspark.com/events.

Art for Tots — Earthly Creations: Nature and Art, for kids 2 to 4 and their families. Sat., April 27; 10:30-11:45 a.m., The Noguchi Museum, 9-01 33 Road, Long Island City. $10 per family; includes museum admission. Info: (718) 204-7088, noguchi.org.

St. Margaret’s Boy Scout Troop 119, of Middle Village, seeks adult leadership as well as boys 10 and older to be Scouts. Meets every Tue., 7:15-9 p.m., St. Margaret’s Parish Hall, 66-05 79 Place. Info: (718) 894-4099, (718) 440-7629.

LECTURES / TALKS

Book talk and signing: “The German-Jewish Cookbook,” with mother-daughter co-authors Gaby Rossmer Gropman and Sonya Gropman and light refreshments made from their recipes. Sat., May 4, 2-4 p.m., Astoria Bookshop, 31-29 31 St. Free. Info: (718) 278-2665, astoriabookshop.com.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Irish Heritage Celebration, with awards, presentations, music and more, sponsored by Assemblymembers Brian Barnwell and Cathy Nolan. Thu., April 25, 7-9 p.m., New York Irish Center, 10-40 Jackson Ave., Long Island City. Free. Info: Barnwell’s office, (718) 651-3185, figueroar@nyassembly.gov.

Community Volunteer Day, with participants planting, weeding, painting and cleaning up Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Sat., April 27, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., meeting at the Unisphere. Info: (718) 760-6565, allianceforfmcp.org.

New Amsterdam Festival, the 3rd annual, celebrating NYC’s Dutch colonial roots, with a market, music, crafts, games and more. Sat., April 27, 12-6 p.m., Onderdonk House, 1820 Flushing Ave., Ridgewood. $5; free kids under 13. Info: (718) 456-1776, onderdonkhouse.org.

Cor—nate, a cultural and Earth Day celebration with live music, dance, art-making workshops, kids’ activities, calls to address climate change and more. Sun., April 28, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. (climate change discussion and Q-and-A 2-4 p.m.), Queens Museum, Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Free with admission: $8 suggested; $4 seniors; free students, children. Info: (718) 592-9700, queensmuseum.org.

Sunnyside Family Fun Bike Ride, a casual ride celebrating the protected bike lanes on Skillman and 43rd aves., honoring street safety advocates Laura Shepard and Dr. Rosamond Gianutsos and promising “tons of cuteness.” Sat., May 4, 12-1 p.m., starting at Lou Lodati Playground entrance, 41-15 Skillman Ave. Free. Info: Alan Baglia, (917) 749-9395, alanbaglia@gmail.com.

Trip to Resorts Casino, in Atlantic City, NJ, sponsored by the Sisterhood of Forest Park Jewish Center. Mon., May 6, departing Lindenwood Shopping Center, 84 St. and 153 Ave., 9 a.m.; also Woodhaven Blvd. at Forest Park Drive, 9:15 a.m. $50 with $25 giveback. Info: Sharon, (917) 292-8732; Phyllis, (917) 601-2234.

TOURS / HIKES

Bird Walk with NYC Audubon, an exploration of avian life at the Queens Botanical Garden and how resources like food, shelter and water are provided there. Sat., April 27 and May 18, Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing. Free with admission: $6; $4 seniors; $4 students; $2 kids over 3. Info/registration (required): (718) 886-3800, queensbotanical.org.

Hawk Watch, with birders seeking raptors, bringing or borrowing binoculars, led by Urban Park Rangers. Sun., April 28, 10-11:30 a.m., meeting at the Unisphere, Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Free. Info: (718) 352-1769, nycgovparks.org..

Woodcock Full Moon Prowl, with naturalist Don Riepe, a park ranger and NYC Audubon leading a group seeking the American woodcock and its aerial courtship displays; binoculars advised. Tue., April 30, 7-8:30 p.m., Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge Center, 175-10 Cross Bay Blvd., Broad Channel. Free. Info: (718) 318-4340, nps.gov/gate/planyourvisit.

The New World of the Number 7 Train Tour, with six walks and connecting rides along North Queens’ transit corridor and into Manhattan, with lunch in Flushing, led by with Boro Historian Jack Eichenbaum; different than the original tour. Sat., April 27, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. $49. Info/registration (required): (718) 961-8406, jaconet@aol.com, geognyc.com.

CLASSES / WORKSHOPS

Writing From the Heart: a workshop in creative writing, for those who want to start or improve their writing in a supportive atmosphere, with author and longtime Queens College instructor Maxine Fisher; and participants attending any or all classes. Each Sat. through June 29, 12 p.m., Maspeth Library, 69-70 Grand Ave. Free. Info: (718) 639-5228, queenslibrary.org.

MARKETS

Richmond Hill, 117-09 Hillside Ave., every Sun., 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Largest flea market in Queens. Info: (347) 709-7661, richmondhillfleamarket.com.

St. Nicholas of Tolentine Church Flea Market, outdoors, with 160 vendors. Every Sat.-Sun. until Nov., 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Union Tpke. and Parsons Blvd.-150 St., Jamaica. Info: (718) 969-3226.

SENIOR ACTIVITIES

Knitting and crocheting class, to learn a new skill or share an idea for a craft project, by Jamaica Senior Program for Older Adults. Each Thu., 10:30-11:30 a.m., T. Jackson Adult Center, 92-47 165 St. Info: (718) 657-6500, jspoa.org.

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.